To help pay for graduate education, your first option should always be to apply for scholarships.

Lancaster Theological Seminary Scholarships & Fellowships

Lancaster Theological Seminary offers need-based tuition scholarships for those who qualify and who are enrolled in the Master of Divinity or the Master of Arts in Ministry & Leadership programs. We also offer one Presidential Scholarship per year which provides for nearly full tuition for 3 years of MDiv study. In addition, Lancaster Seminary offers 3 merit-based scholarships per year. There is no scholarship funding available through Lancaster Theological Seminary for Doctor of Ministry students.

To be considered for Lancaster Seminary scholarships and fellowships, please complete the Lancaster Seminary Financial Aid Application and submit your FAFSA. Examples of available scholarships:

  • Lancaster Theological Need-Based Tuition Scholarships
  • Lancaster Theological Merit-Based Presidential Scholarships
  • Lancaster Theological Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Lancaster Theological Housing Fellowships
Housing Fellowships

Housing Fellowships are available for a one-year residency in a one-bedroom apartment for those applying to the Master of Divinity Day program.

AMOUNT:   $6,500

Recipients of the Housing Fellowships will receive the amount credited to their student account as a scholarship for housing expenses. The recipients are financially responsible for all housing costs beyond $6,500. The Housing Fellowship is to be applied only to the rental costs for a one-bedroom, unfurnished apartment on campus in either Nevin Hall or Harner Hall.

Ten Housing Fellowships are awarded each year.


  • Completion of the application for admission by the MAY 1ST DEADLINE
  • First-year Master of Divinity student in the full-time Day program
  • Minimum GPA of 3.30
  • Excellent writing ability (as assessed by the Admissions Committee)
  • Significant involvement in the life of the church and/or other areas of ministry (as assessed by the Admissions Committee)
  • Recipients of the Housing Fellowship are strongly encouraged to take courses for a letter grade when possible, and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher each term. For classes not taken for a letter grade, the recipient needs to submit a letter of evaluation/assessment demonstrating excellent academic performance from the faculty member teaching the class. 


Eligibility will be assessed at the end of each term. Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained each term in order to be eligible for renewal. Housing Fellowships will be revoked if the criteria are not met during each term of the first academic year.

Housing Fellowships are guaranteed only for the first academic year (for one year only). Housing Fellowship funds may be available and/or modified in subsequent years depending on the availability of Seminary funds.

Outside Scholarships

Please contact the Admissions Office for information on outside scholarships: or (717) 290-8741.

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